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Motorcycles Barcelona WSBK: Van der Mark wins, Bautista crashes out

13:25  20 september  2020
13:25  20 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

WSBK 2021: Michael van der Mark separates from Yamaha

 WSBK 2021: Michael van der Mark separates from Yamaha © LAT Michael van der Mark changes manufacturer in 2021 Michael van der Mark will no longer compete for Yamaha in the upcoming WSBK season. Yamaha officially confirmed this today. Van der Mark has piloted a factory-supported Yamaha R1 since the 2017 season and was the first driver to win a race after Yamaha's return to WSBK. "Yamaha and Michael van der Mark will go their separate ways at the end of the Superbike World Championship season 2020.

Michael van der Mark scored his maiden win of the 2020 World Superbike season in the Superpole race in Barcelona after Honda rider Alvara Bautista crashed out from the lead. Bautista initially dropped from second to fourth, but quickly dispatched the Kawasaki of Alex Lowes to move up to third.

Van der Mark rode on his own for the rest of the race, which was shortened by two laps due to a red flag coming out after Ryuichi Kiyonari crashed at Turn 11, throwing lots of gravel on track. The Dutchman secured his third WSBK win , his first since his Donington Park double last year.

Michael van der Mark scored his maiden win of the 2020 World Superbike season in the Superpole race in Barcelona after Honda rider Alvara Bautista crashed out from the lead.

a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Michael van Der Mark, Pata Yamaha © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Michael van Der Mark, Pata Yamaha

At the start of the 10-lap sprint race, polesitter Jonathan Rea made a clean start from pole position to lead into Turn 1, with van der Mark slotting his Yamaha into second with a brilliant launch from fourth.

Yamaha: Will Jonas Folger succeed Michael van der Mark?

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Alvaro Bautista threw away an early lead, opening the door for Micky van der Mark to claim victory in #ESPWorldSBK Race 2. Davies was clearly frustrated with his former teammate, as both of them lost the chance to achieve a good result with Bautista out .

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Bautista initially dropped from second to fourth, but quickly dispatched the Kawasaki of Alex Lowes to move up to third.

As the top three pulled away from rest of the field, Bautista took advantage of slipstream to pass both Rea and van der Mark into Turn 1 on lap 3, taking the lead for the first time.

However, the hopes of a first Honda victory with the new Fireblade were crushed almost immediately afterwards as Bautista suffered a highside exiting Turn 4, forcing him immediately to retire from the race.

Just when Bautista was launched off the bike, van der Mark had managed to fire his Yamaha up the inside into Turn 4 to move himself ahead of the Kawasaki of Rea.

Rea managed to stay around three-quarters of a second within van der Mark for the next five laps, but the Dutch rider managed to extend his advantage to over a second on lap 8.

Bautista: Honda WSBK effort feels like MotoGP team

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Bautista 's victory bid only lasted for one lap after leading from pole position as he then crashed at Turn 4. It's the second time Bautista crashed out of the Marco Melandri, his main challenger for most of the race, ended up crashing at Turn 8 but Lowes took over and was all over Haslam until the finish

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That allowed him to claim his first victory in WSBK since Jerez in 2019, as championship leader Rea finished 2.7s behind in second on the lead Kawasaki.

Ten Kate Yamaha rider Loris Baz pulled off some well-judged moves to finish third and clinch his second podium finish of the 2020 season.

Factory rider Chaz Davies successfully held off the advances of GRT Yamaha rider Garrett Gerloff to finish fourth, the two riders separated by just 0.056s at the chequered flag.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi was classified sixth on the Go Eleven Ducati, beating the second Kawasaki of Lowes.

Ducati’s Scott Redding endured a subdued race en route to eighth, slipping 48 points behind Rea in the championship standings with seven races left to run in 2020.

BMW’s Tom Sykes was classified ninth, while ex-MotoGP rider Jonas Folger charged from last position to round out the top 10.

Leon Haslam retired early on in the race after an incident with GRT's Federico Caricasulo, marking a double DNF for the factory Honda team.

WSBK Jerez FT3: Michael van der Mark in front, Sandro Cortese only on P17

 WSBK Jerez FT3: Michael van der Mark in front, Sandro Cortese only on P17 © Motorsport Images Michael van der Mark made a big leap compared to Friday In fresher conditions the WSBK pilots in Jerez were clear on Saturday morning in FT3 faster the day before. Four drivers were able to drive 1:39 times. A significant leap was made by the Yamaha factory drivers, who moved into the top 4 after a mixed start on Friday ( to FT3 result ). Michael van der Mark (Yamaha) was the fastest of the 23 WSBK pilots in the FT3. The Dutchman circled the course in 1: 39.639 minutes.

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Race results:

Cla#RiderBikeGap
160 Michael van der Mark Yamaha
21 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 2.372
376 Loris Baz Yamaha 2.923
47 Chaz Davies Ducati 3.929
531 Garrett Gerloff Yamaha 3.985
621 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati 6.487
722 Alex Lowes Kawasaki 7.688
845 Scott Redding Ducati 8.573
966 Tom Sykes BMW 10.071
1094 Jonas Folger Yamaha 12.709
1150 Eugene Laverty BMW 12.713
1212 Xavi Fores Kawasaki 13.027
1387 Lorenzo Zanetti Ducati 21.781
1453Valentin DebiseKawasaki 21.922
1520 Sylvain Barrier Ducati 26.909
1613 Takumi Takahashi Honda 29.074
97 Samuele Cavalieri Ducati
19 Alvaro Bautista Honda
91 Leon Haslam Honda
64 Federico Caricasulo Yamaha
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WSBK 2021: Yamaha brings Andrea Locatelli to the Superbike factory team .
© WorldSBK.com Supersport Champion Andrea Locatelli rises to the Superbike World Championship Yamaha announced the driver selection for the 2021 season immediately before the WSBK season finale in Estoril. Supersport world champion Andrea Locatelli succeeds Michael van der Mark. Loris Baz, Garrett Gerloff and Jonas Folger's hopes are bursting with this. "I am very proud and grateful to start this new adventure with Yamaha.

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